A new slogan for America, or if nothing else, a new stanza to add to the Pledge of Allegiance.

While in the midst of some rambunctious philosophizing over at Robert Lindsay’s great blog, I suddenly blurted a thought which I intend to tease out a little more:

I wrote:

The worst freedom is freedom to believe you are, in fact, free.

Perhaps I’m overly enamored of my own bullshit, but I think this has legs and describes delusional American culture a whole hell of a lot.

  • “What’s democracy, Dad?”

    “Well son, I’m not rightly sure, but I think it has something to do with young men killing each other!”

    “When the time comes, will you send me to die for democracy?”

    “Why of course; every red-blooded father would give his first-born son to die for democracy!”